Community Investment Committee

In 2013, the CIRA Board of Directors resolved to establish a committee comprised of Board members and community stakeholders to make decisions about strategic investments that encourage community projects that will enhance the internet for Canadians.

The Community Investment Committee is a standing committee of the CIRA Board of Directors established to assist the Board in the oversight, development, management and administration of CIRA's Community Investment Program.

Members are appointed by the CIRA Board of Directors and recommended by CIRA’s Governance Committee.

The 2019 Community Investment Committee is made up of the following people:

Bram Abramson

General Counsel

Decentral Inc.


Iris Almeida-Côté B.A., M.A., LL.M.



Paul Andersen


EGATE Networks Inc.


Brian Beaton

Faculty of Education

University of New Brunswick


Kerry Brown

Owner and manager

KDB Systems

Matthew Gamble

Principal Technologist

EGATE Networks, Inc.

CIRA Board Director

Jill Kowalchuk

National Research and Education Network (NREN) Coordination Manager


CIRA Board Director


Tyson Macaulay

Chief Product Officer

Infosec Global

CIRA Board Director

Bill Sandiford


CIRA Board Director


Destiny Tchéhouali

Département de Communication sociale et publique

Université du Québec à Montréal